WARRNAMBOOL Surf Lifesaving Club’s Sophie Thomas is hopeful of a strong performance at Torquay’s Jim Wall Ironman qualifying event on Friday. 

If Thomas performs well at Torquay’s event, she will possibility be able to qualify for the Nutri-Grain Ironwoman series event at Fairhaven, which will be held on the Sunday.

If she qualifies or not, Thomas will use this as a good chance to test herself against the countries best ironwomen.